Hotel Angleterre is perfectly situated near the waterfront, down the hill from the main part of Lausanne in Ouchy, Lausanne’s flat, lakeside neighbor.
Ouchy’s promenade offers a front-seat view of sprawling Lake Geneva and the snow-capped Savoy Alps. Since the 12th century, Ouchy has been an important fishing and trading port and tourists began flocking to the picturesque resort area in the 19th century, thanks to the brand-new invention, the steam boat. Luscious gardens, huge parks, yacht clubs and majestic hotels adorn this area.
Hotel Angleterre & Residence is one of the most luxurious hotels on the lakefront. The hotel is divided into six pavilions dating from the 18th, 19th and 21st centuries. Though the buildings are historic, the interiors are contemporary and elegant.
Lord Byron was a guest here in 1816. He wrote Prisoner of Chillon in one of the lake-facing buildings.
Of course, there’s a luxury spa, fitness room, tennis courts and swimming pool. Sadly, the only amenity we made use of was the pool, to lie out, have some wine and snacks. The delicious Italian restaurant L’Accademia is definitely worth a meal or two.